NIH to sponsor 5-year research project for chronic pelvic pain

October 4, 2007

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, along with several other National Institutes of Health divisions, said it will commit up to $7.5 million per year starting in the summer of 2008 for a 5-year project to study interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), and related conditions.

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, along with several other National Institutes of Health divisions, said it will commit up to $7.5 million per year starting in the summer of 2008 for a 5-year project to study interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), and related conditions.

The program, called the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network, is designed to advance the understanding of IC/PBS and CP/CPPS.

The MAPP Research Network will conduct multidisciplinary, collaborative, multi-site, basic, translational, and clinical research. An important focus of the network will be investigation of the biologic and behavioral relationships between IC/PBS and CP/CPPS and other frequently related symptom-based conditions.